Welcome to the March 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) New Video About Alderleaf Wilderness College!
Documentarian, Jeff Stebbins, created a video introduction to Alderleaf Wilderness College...

2.) Feature Article: Mushrooms for Medicine & Permaculture
Fil shares about a few mushroom species to consider for their medicinal value as well as benefits in the garden...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Wildlife Tracking Course, Wilderness Survival Series, Self Sufficiency Series...



New Video About Alderleaf Wilderness College!

Check out this exciting new video about Alderleaf by documentarian, Jeff Stebbins! Jeff joined us and filmed several months of classes and epic field trips:

View the new video on the Alderleaf homepage or on the Alderleaf blog!

For more information about the Wilderness Certification Program, which is featured in the video, visit the Wilderness Certification Program webpage. Its a great time to apply for September.



Feature Article:
Mushrooms for Medicine & Permaculture

There are several amazing types of mushrooms that are excellent choices as natural medicine, as well as species that can be cultivated as part of a permaculture food forest system (an approach to sustainable gardening based on ecological principles). Mushrooms are a rich source of both foods and medicines... (read more)

To learn about identifying, harvesting, and using wild mushrooms, consider attending the Wild Mushroom Identification Class in September.

Permaculture principles for creating edible forest gardens with mushrooms are taught as part of the Permaculture Design Course in August.


Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Wildlife Tracking Weekend Course: Jun 25-26, 2011
Learn about animal tracks & sign with local wildlife tracker, Jason Knight. Designed for both the outdoor enthusiast and environmental professional.

Wilderness Survival Series: Begins Jul 2, 2011
Join us for five exciting back-to-back weekends of wilderness survival skills training! Stone tools, bow-making, navigation, and more!

Self Sufficiency Series: Begins Aug 1, 2011
Join us for five intensive back-to-back courses on sustainable living, natural building, self reliance, and survival. Open for enrollment.

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Now is an great time to apply for the 2011-2012 school year!
Class begins September 6th, 2011.
Learn more...



Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum site?

Check them out...

Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons


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Monroe, WA 98272
United States
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